&#8220;The most important leadership tool you have is not your education, your experience, or your know-how. It&#8217;s your heart. In this book, Mark provides a clear prescription for using yours to become the kind of leader people want to follow.&#8221; &#8212;Michael Hyatt, New York Times bestselling author and former CEO, Thomas Nelson Inc. &#8220;Mark once again demonstrates the power of a simple story well told. The Heart of Leadership will serve leaders around the world for decades to come.&#8221; &#8212;Dr. Henry Cloud, leadership consultant, psychologist, and bestselling author of Boundaries and Necessary Endings &#8220; The Heart of Leadership is a delightfully surprising read. Mark Miller&#8217;s wisdom shines in his ability to convey profound truths simply and clearly. This book propels leadership beyond strategies and techniques to its most authentic form&#8212;who you are.&#8221; &#8212;Dan Rockwell, author and owner of the Leadership Freak blog, consultant, and pastor &#8220;Mark Miller has crafted a masterwork. Too many books on leadership are about selfishly getting ahead. This book addresses the leader&#8217;s heart. By addressing the heart, you do get ahead, but it&#8217;s a more satisfying journey.&#8221; &#8212;Nancy Duarte, author of Resonate and CEO, Duarte Designs &#8220;This book will help you reach your leadership potential, espousing good principles that most learn only through the school of hard knocks&#8212;and many never learn at all.&#8221; &#8212;Ron Wallace, former President, UPS International &#8220;Mark Miller has done it again! Another outstanding book&#8212;this time on the most important aspect of leadership: who you are as a leader. If you focus only on skills, you are ignoring 90 percent of what makes a great leader. &#8212;Jesse Lyn Stoner, coauthor of the international bestseller Full Steam Ahead! &#8220; The Heart of Leadership addresses the primary stumbling block for leaders &#8211; themselves! If you want to improve how you lead others, you must first improve how you lead yourself. This great little book shows you how. &#8212;Daniel S. Harkavy, CEO and Executive Coach, Building Champions, Inc. ' The Heart of Leadership extends and deepens the bestselling leadership models pioneered by Mark Miller. This book is clear, compelling, and of real practical value. Keep it on hand -- a small investment of time will yield a lifetime of dividends, in life as well as career. &#8212;Jeff Rosensweig, Associate Professor of International Business and Finance and Director of Emory University&#8217;s Goizueta Business School and Global Perspectives Program &#8216;There's a difference between potential leaders with raw talent and great leaders with real influence. Mark's book reveals the foundational difference -- it's all about leadership character.&#8221; &#8212;Tony Morgan, author, Chief Strategic Officer and founder of TonyMorganLive.com &#8220;Mark Miller&#8217;s The Heart of Leadership immediately creates a place for personal discovery. As I read each page, I was no longer thinking of &#8220;Blake&#8221; the main character, but myself. Blake&#8217;s journey of discovery became my own. This is about the &#8220;life&#8221; of leadership and how it reaches within and without having profound and long-lasting impact. It&#8217;s about being unselfishly driven and highly motivated. It is about how others within the workplace and within our lives benefit from our personal resolve to lead from the perspective that others matter.&#8221; &#8212;Clifton L. Taulbert, Author of Eight Habits of the Heart and President, The Freemount Corporation/Building Community Institute &#8220;There are so many buzzwords in business that claim to be the answer to all leadership woes. The truth is that leadership is all about the people, and to have success with people, read The Heart of Leadership, and watch your leadership soar to a whole new level.&#8221; &#8212;Todd Nielsen, author and COO
Better leaders create better results. How do you become a better leader - an easy-to-follow leader? It's simpler than you think. Learn how to cut through the noise and the myths surrounding current leadership-development trends to focus on what's always been at the heart of leadership: who you are and what you stand for - your values, your character. People follow values, not skills or expertise. Once you've learned what your values are and openly wear them in your environment, leading becomes effortless. You connect with your people and find common ground by simply telling them what's important to you. And more - your values create the culture where you want to live and work.Values are the rules of the culture. Communicating your values makes you easy to follow.Kris Mailepors is an executive coach, positive-change consultant, and speaker. For more than 20 years, Kris has shaped leaders in healthcare, finance, retail, automotive, and other industries with his completely unique and fresh approaches to thriving as a leader. He focuses on the concept that professional growth is a deeply personal undertaking that can never be one size fits all. In his spare time, Kris supports youth services including the Boys and Girls Club. He loves being in nature and takes his dog, SunnyBear, with him whenever he can. Kris completed his MBA at the University of Otago in New Zealand, where some of the world's best business minds engage with students. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Berndt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123737/bk_acx0_123737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A practical workbook that promotes the understanding of investment management The Workbook includes a full answer key and brief chapter summaries, making the information that readers attain from The Theory and Practice of Investment Management (0-471-22889-0) that much more valuable. Harry M. Markowitz, PhD (San Diego, CA), is a consultant in the finance area. In 1990 he shared the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work in portfolio theory. Leonard Kostovetsky (Woodmere, NY) is a PhD student in finance at Princeton University. He is the founder of the Princeton Finance and Economics Forum.
A long-time chief data scientist at Amazon shows how open data can make everyone, not just corporations, richer Every time we Google something, Facebook someone, Uber somewhere, or even just turn on a light, we create data that businesses collect and use to make decisions about us. In many ways this has improved our lives, yet, we as individuals do not benefit from this wealth of data as much as we could. Moreover, whether it is a bank evaluating our credit worthiness, an insurance company determining our risk level, or a potential employer deciding whether we get a job, it is likely that this data will be used against us rather than for us. In Data for the People, Andreas Weigend draws on his years as a consultant for commerce, education, healthcare, travel and finance companies to outline how Big Data can work better for all of us. As of today, how much we benefit from Big Data depends on how closely the interests of big companies align with our own. Too often, outdated standards of control and privacy force us into unfair contracts with data companies, but it doesn't have to be this way. Weigend makes a powerful argument that we need to take control of how our data is used to actually make it work for us. Only then can we the people get back more from Big Data than we give it. Big Data is here to stay. Now is the time to find out how we can be empowered by it.
A well-rounded guide for those interested in European financialmarkets With the advent of the euro and formation of the European Union,financial markets on this continent are slowly beginning to gainmomentum. Individuals searching for information on these marketshave come up empty-until now. The Handbook of European Fixed IncomeMarkets is the first book written on this burgeoning market. Itcontains extensive, in-depth coverage of every aspect of thecurrent European fixed income markets and their derivatives. Thiscomprehensive resource includes both a qualitative approach toproducts, conventions, and institutions as well as quantitativecoverage of valuation and analysis of each instrument. The Handbookof European Fixed Income Markets introduces readers to developedmarkets such as the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, andHolland, as well as emerging markets in Eastern Europe. Governmentand corporate bond market instruments and institutions are alsodiscussed. U.S.-based investors, researchers, and academics as wellas students and financial professionals in other parts of the worldwill all turn to this book for complete and accurate information onEuropean financial instruments and markets. Frank J. Fabozzi (New Hope, PA) is a financial consultant, theEditor of the Journal of Portfolio Management, and AdjunctProfessor of Finance at Yale University's School of Management.Moorad Choudhry (Surrey, UK) is a Vice President with JPMorganChase structured finances services in London.
From the Financial Times careers adviser, this book of wisdom will help you feel more empowered about your career. You can read it from beginning to end, or dive into specific sections for immediate advice on, for example, writing your CV. 'We will certainly be recommending the book to all our parents. It's quite simply the best available' - George Fussey, Head of Career Education, Eton College 'One of the most practical and comprehensible career guides ever produced' - Baroness Gillian Shephard How to Find the Career You've Always Wanted is made up of three sections: Stepping Back - What's this all about? The bigger issues that frame the whole area of your career and jobs; looking down on your career map from 10,000 feet. Practicalities - What do I do on Monday morning? CVs, applications, interviews and all the other details on your map. Along the Way - Or, how do I keep going? How to cope with the hurdles and challenges that you might encounter while you're travelling along your route It includes an extensive set of real examples to bring it all alive, and is grounded with helpful statistics and sociological research. Jonathan Black is Director of the Careers Service at the University of Oxford. He himself has had many different jobs, including: management consultant, professional publisher, co-found of a start-up company, finance director, aerospace engineer, computer salesman and strategy direct. In this book, he dispenses wisdom accrued in the course of a long and varied career, in which he has helped many thousands find the career of their dreams. 'Indispensable, inviting and engaging' - Prof Dame Carol Black, DBE, FRCP, FMedSci 'A book about how to lead a happy life' - James Hodgson, Bedford School 'A uniquely powerful guidebook' - Mark Byford, Egon Zehnder 'The definitive careers guide' - David Palfreyman, OBE 'Wise, calming and pragmatic' - Emma Jacobs, FT 'A true career design compendium' - Caroline Konrad, Ryerson University 'Winningly combines anecdotes, surveys and years of professional experience' - Dr Tim Hands, Winchester School 'Elegant, light and humorous style' - Prof Dame Carol Black, DBE, FRCP, FMedSci 'From an expert at the top of his game' - David Palfreyman, OBE
Praise for Running a Public Company: From IPO to SECReporting 'Steve Bragg's book is an essential read for anyonecontemplating a public offering or taking on leadershipresponsibility in a public company. Not only does he explain thecomplicated aspects of registration and reporting, he providespractical examples of policies, procedures, and controls to keep apublic company on the right track. This book is easy to follow andwill continue to be a resource for the reader.'--Tom Wilkinson, PMB Helin Donovan, LLP 'I will recommend Running a Public Company: From IPO to SECReporting to my clients and consulting colleagues as an excellentresource. The book provides helpful guidance about the decision togo public, and about managing the requirements once a company ispublic. Steve Bragg's extensive knowledge stems from actualbusiness experience, and his writing style makes a complex topiceasier to follow and understand.'--Valerie G. Walling, CPA,CMC, Management and Internal Controls Consultant 'I highly recommend Steve's new book, Running a Public Company:From IPO to SEC Reporting, because it's a reference manual andinsider's guide that contains a treasure trove of valuable insightscertain to help managers, accountants, and attorneys navigatethrough the countless challenges that arise when taking (andkeeping) a company public.'--Matthew Posta, Esq., CPA, VicePresident of Finance, Key Air, LLC 'Mr. Bragg has done an excellent job of demystifying what isrequired to run your company and sell your stock in the publicmarkets. I consider this a must-read for anyone considering apublic offering or working with a public company.'--WrayRives, CPA 'Running a Public Company: From IPO to SEC Reporting is anincredibly exhaustive guide to going public, spanning the processfrom first deciding to take the leap to filing with the SEC andeverything in between--so comprehensive that it even includesthe SEC's account number for paying filing fees! This is yetanother Steven Bragg title for professionals that takes acomplicated and oftentimes confusing process and breaks it downinto simple, easy-to-follow steps. Should our company ever decideto make that jump, it is reassuring to know that Running a PublicCompany has laid out the path before us in perfect detail. Whetherused as a reference or a guide, Mr. Bragg makes the process simple,clear, and amazingly straightforward.'--Adrienne Gonzalez,Project Coordinator, Roger CPA Review, Chief Information Officer,JrDeputyAccountant.com 'The first A to Z guide that I have seen. An excellent referencefor management and investors alike.'--Brian A. Lebrecht, Esq.,President, The Lebrecht Group, APLC
This book provides what it promises to the reader, i.e. A financial guide for social entrepreneurs. It departs from the challenges that social entrepreneurs face to fund their ventures. We discuss three main challenges in this context: 1. Access to funding; 2. Complexity of business models; 3. Predominant focus on social impact. This book offers an overview of the different funding possibilities while presenting the main funding actors in Belgium as an illustration. Yet, we think that more is needed to survive the financial wilderness of social entrepreneurship. Therefore, we advise attention to a solid business model, supportive ecosystem, impact measurement and effective communication. The illustrative case studies and the presentation of ecosystem actors that can provide support to social entrepreneurs make this book a quite practical guide. All cases and ecosystem actors presented here come from the Belgian context, which is what we know best. We are confident that this Belgian view can inspire the international community as well. This book could be useful to social entrepreneurs, impact investors, universities, vocational training centers, corporates supporting social entrepreneurs, social impact incubators and accelerators, policymakers or everyone who wants to help a social enterprise in their journey. And please enjoy reading, our societies need more social entrepreneurship! ABOUT THE AUTORS Nikolay Detchev. Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. He holds the Solvay Business School Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at VUB, with founding partners Close the Gap, BNP Paribas Fortis and Euroclear. Nikolay is a member of the Investment Committee of Trividend, member of the Ethical Committee of Solifin, an executive board member of the International Association for Business and Society and the International New Business Model Conference Series, and board of directors member at VUB related incubator ICAB nv. He is the co-organizer of the Social Entrepreneurship Summit. In addition to social entrepreneurship, Nikolay has been involved in the coordination of initiatives in support of student entrepreneurship for more than thirteen years at various universities (VUB, KU Leuven and UGent). Nikolay has also 7 years of professional experience in banking and finance, and more specifically related to credits of commercial banking, corporate banking, leveraged finance and project finance. He is the co-founder of Equalisi bvba, a social enterprise that sells 100% Alpaca scarves and hats, produced by vulnerable entrepreneurs from Bolivia. Philippe Eiselein a PhD Candidate and Research Assistant at the Department of Business at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He is preparing his doctoral dissertation on the Business Models and Scalability of Social Entrepreneurship. His ongoing research has been presented over several international conferences in Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Hong Kong, the United States and the Netherlands. He has been actively supporting the VUB Chair of Social Entrepreneurship since its inception, contributing to several international projects and events, while coaching (social) entrepreneurs coaches and acting as the Chair's webmaster. His main teaching activities cover the areas of Entrepreneurship (Prof. Dr. N. Dentchev) and Project Management (Prof. Dr. E. Haezendonck). Since 2019, he is the coordinator of Belgium Impact. Initiated by His Majesty King Philippe of Belgians, this platform promotes more than 250 cases of inspiring social entrepreneurs (so far), and is working to strengthen the Belgian social entrepreneurship ecosystem further. Kris Vander Velpen holds an MBA from Cornell University and a Business Engineer degree in Computer Data Processing as well as a Bachelor in Thomistic Philosophy from the KU Leuven. Kris is now an independent consultant, building and implementing tailor-made top-line growth practices within major profit and non-profit organisations (Picanol, Huntsman, J&J, RWE, Sabic, BLENDERS, Alternatief, Flanders Make,...). He was formerly regional development manager for the "Strategic Planning Team of the Kempen" as well as responsible for Fortis Venturing on a global scale and therefore board member of different profit and non-profit companies. Furthermore, he is Professor "Entrepreneurship and Innovation" at Flanders Business School and a Visiting Professor at KU Leuven. Maxime Bouckaert studied business and applied economics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). Shortly afterwards, he launched a company called 'Koalect'. This company helps organizations create more impact through fundraising, crowdfunding and crowdsourcing. He has a team of fourteen people that currently support over 120 organizations to engage with their community in a better way. Maxime is very passionate about entrepreneurship with a focus on solving societal problems and hopes to help people to succeed in their endeavors with this book. Abel Diaz Gonzales a PhD Candidate and Research Assistant at the Department of Business at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). For his doctoral dissertation, Abel has conducted field research in Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, and Belgium. His research has been presented at different international conferences (among which are the Academy of Management, IABS, EMES and New Business Models). Abel has acted as a reviewer at various conferences and for journals, and as co-organizer of numerous events (e.g. the VUB Social Entrepreneurship Fair that has ca. 550 participants and the Social Entrepreneurship Summit with ca. 150 participants). Abel is a co-founder of Equalisi BVBA, a social enterprise incorporated in 2019 in Belgium, aimed at supporting vulnerable entrepreneurs from Latin America to commercialize their products in alternative markets. In fall 2020, Abel joined the Vesallius College in Brussels as an Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship.
'In this second edition, Hooman Estelami solidifies his reputation as one of the foremost thinkers in the financial services sector. The book is indispensable for anyone working in the industry as it covers all aspects of consumer behavior, marketing strategy, and regulatory aspects of financial services.' (Russell Winer, Chair, Marketing Department, Stern School of Business, New York University) 'Marketing Financial Services is not only an excellent text for the course, but can serve as a reference to be used frequently well after the course work is completed.' (Alison Munsch, Principal, Insights For Actions Research) 'Both finance and marketing have been transformed in the turbulent present. Estelami's book notes these changes while emphasizing the core elements of both disciplines. Anyone, student, academic, or practitioner, will gain useful theoretical and practical insights from this book.' (Arthur Kover, Consulting Director at HCD Research Inc., Management Fellow at Yale University, and former editor of the Journal of Advertising Research) 'Estelami takes a strategic perspective to marketing while at the same time differentiating among strategy, tactics and policies. This is an insightful and highly informative book and one that is a must read for anyone involved in financial services.' (Kent B. Monroe, author of Pricing: Making Profitable Decisions) This book provides a scientific approach to the practice of marketing financial services. The book approaches the topic from the perspective of the customer. Research findings related to consumer psychology and human decision making provide the foundation for a structured approach to understanding how individuals make their financial decisions. Drawing from this analysis, the book establishes successful marketing practices for advertising, distributing, and pricing financial products and services. In addition, the book provides a detailed outline of regulations affecting marketing practices, and discusses tactical and strategic tools used by financial services companies to penetrate the market. The book has been developed for use by individual readers eager to gain in-depth training on the topic on their own, and for classroom use by instructors in business schools at the MBA, undergraduate, and executive levels. Hooman Estelami is a full professor of marketing at Fordham University in New York. He received his Ph.D. in marketing from Columbia University, and has served as a consultant to several leading financial services companies. Dr. Estelami is the associate editor of the Journal of Product and Brand Management, and has published dozens of articles, research reports, and book chapters on topics relating to financial services marketing, pricing, customer service management, and buyer behavior. He has received several national awards for his research and teaching, and his work has been published in journals such as Journal of Financial Services Marketing, Journal of Retailing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Service Research, and Journal of Services Marketing. He is also the author of Marketing Turnarounds: A Guide to Surviving Downturns and Rediscovering Growth.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Margo Edmunds is an American health policy researcher, strategy consultant, educator, and writer who began her clinical career in disease management at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her recent work has focused on the use of health information technology in healthcare reform and public health, including co-authoring Toward Health Information Liquidity, a Booz Allen Hamilton white paper that explores the challenges and opportunities for electronic health information systems. Formerly Vice President with The Lewin Group,[clarification needed] Edmunds has held senior positions at the University of California, San Francisco, Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies, Children's Defense Fund (CDF), and American Institutes for Research. At the IOM, she directed studies on health insurance and access to care and provided testimony on children s coverage to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. In 2000, she and her team at CDF released All Over the Map, a report on progress implementing the State Children's Health Insurance Program.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sadeq Sayeed is a prominent Pakistani-born banker and businessman. He is executive vice chairman at Nomura Group. Sayeed was the chief negotiator for Nomura during its acquisition of the Europe, the Middle East and Africa assets of Lehman Brothers. Prior to joining Nomura in 2000, Sayeed spent 14 years at Credit Swiss First Boston rising from associate to managing director. He has also been a consultant with the World Bank and taught investment banking at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He studied electrical engineering at MIT and has a masters in finance from MIT Sloan School of Management.
About the book "Why blockchain?" is one of the most frequently asked questions. These and many other questions are answered in a simple and understandable way in this book about blockchain. The authors, Michael Lewrick and Christian Di Giorgio, work with companies, investors, startups and other actors in Crypto Valley, Switzerland. With "Live from Crypto Valley" they provide a unique insight into how new business ecosystems are designed, for which projects ICOs are suitable, and how new market opportunities and growth markets can be tapped into using blockchain technology. The book offers: Answers to the most frequently asked questions about blockchain and crypto. Six different perspectives on the subject with information for startups, investors and well-established enterprises. Simple explanations and visualizations of complex concepts. Proven methods for the design of business ecosystems and the assessment of blockchain projects. More information www.crypto-valley-book.com Testimonials This is what industry leaders have to say about this book: "Live from Crypto Valley provides precise and easy to understand frameworks to make any blockchain project work." Olga Feldmeier, CEO at SMART VALOR "The logic behind blockchain does not have to be difficult to understand. Here is an easily accessible guidebook to the future." Bill Fischer, Professor of Innovation Management, IMD. Author of "The Idea Hunter" and "Reinventing Giants" "Easy to understand and skillfully illustrated, this book provides a solid introduction to a topic that will shape our future." Eugen Stamm, Finance Journalist at the NZZ "The Crypto Valley book is simple, clear and filled with many practical examples." Richard Olsen, Founder and CEO of Lykke The authors Michael Lewrick has had various roles in recent years. He served as Chief Innovation Officer and laid the foundation for several growth initiatives in industries undergoing digital transformation. In recent years, he has intensively worked on the design of business ecosystems, especially in connection with blockchain as an enabling technology. He has supported various startups and international companies design new business ecosystems and implement disruptive innovations. He is, among others, the co-author of the international bestseller "The Design Thinking Playbook". Christian Di Giorgio has a particular talent: he purposefully transforms business requirements into digital solutions. As a computer scientist and business engineer, he knows both worlds. Over the last two decades, he has designed ICT architectures for complex IT challenges. After his career with IBM and Swisscom, he is now active as a blockchain consultant for large enterprises and startups in Crypto Valley. Customers value Christian's IT expertise and experience, especially in the challenges of integrating blockchain applications into existing IT environments.